Course Title: Aircraft Maintenance Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aircraft Maintenance Management

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2457

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

AERO2457

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2022

AERO2457

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Internet

Sem 1 2021

AERO2486

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 16

AERO2486

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 17,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh1 22

AERO2551

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 16

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2551

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2022 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Wim Verhagen

Course Coordinator Phone: -

Course Coordinator Email: wim.verhagen@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 57.03.25

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

AERO2376 Introduction to Aircraft or equivalent.
AERO2378 Aircraft Systems, AERO2355 Systems Engineering, or equivalent.
 


Course Description

This course covers the vocabulary, practice and technologies of aircraft maintenance management. The course considers both system- and process-oriented perspectives on aircraft maintenance management. It addresses the key elements of the aircraft maintenance system, as embedded in the aviation regulatory framework in which continuing airworthiness and aircraft maintenance is managed. Furthermore, the course highlights and details the key stages of maintenance program development, planning, prediction, scheduling, execution and control. As part of this, contributing theories and methods from diverse areas such as human factors, structural and system integrity as well as materials science contribute to form a comprehensive understanding of contemporary aircraft maintenance management. 

Key areas of study include: 

  • Fundamental concepts in aircraft maintenance
  • System and process perspectives towards aircraft maintenance
  • Legislative context of aircraft maintenance: continuing airworthiness
  • Maintenance program development
  • Maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Maintenance execution
  • Maintenance implementation
  • Maintenance control
  • Aircraft maintenance through life
  • Emerging theories and technologies


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for students who commenced their program prior to 2023:

1. Needs, context and systems:
Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs, establish priorities and the goals, constraints and uncertainties of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.), using systems thinking, while recognising ethical implications of professional practice.

2. Problem-solving and design:
Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and/ or processes to meet specified requirements, including innovative approaches to synthesise alternative solutions, concepts and procedures.

3. Abstraction and modelling:
Apply abstraction, mathematics and discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation, using appropriate computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices, ensuring model applicability, accuracy and limitations.

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for students who commenced their program in 2023:

  • PLO1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and knowledge of fundamental engineering and scientific theories, principles and concepts and apply advanced technical knowledge in specialist domain of engineering. 
  • PLO2: Utilise mathematics and engineering fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to design engineering systems for complex engineering challenges.    
  • PLO4: Apply systematic problem solving, design methods and information and project management to propose and implement creative and sustainable solutions with intellectual independence and cultural sensitivity. 
  • PLO5: Communicate respectfully and effectively with diverse audiences, employing a range of communication methods, practising professional and ethical conduct.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify key elements of the aircraft maintenance system and its associated processes.
  2. Define the regulatory environment of aircraft maintenance management, including its constituent elements.
  3. Analyse representative aircraft maintenance problems through reproduction and application of relevant theory and models, including:
  • Program development methods
  • Planning models
  • Reliability models
  • Human factors models


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take the form of:

  • Online instruction, including topic videos, topic notes, supplementary reading materials, and lecture recordings.
  • Online activities, including exercises, case studies, and review questions. 
  • Lectorials, comprising topic summaries, Q&A's, and in-class activities.
  • Assessment activities. 


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through Canvas. The set of references is deliberately broad, including books, journal publications, government reports, industry standards and handbooks, and web-based resources.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment 1: Topic Quizzes
Weighting of final grade: 20%
Related to learning outcomes: PLO 1, 2, & 3. CLO 1, 2, & 3. 

Assessment 2: Graded Discussion
Weighting of final grade: 30%
Related to learning outcomes: PLO 1, 2, & 3. CLO 3

Assessment 3: Individual Assignment  
Weighting of final grade: 50%
Related learning outcomes: PLO 1, 2, & 3. CLO 2, & 3.